Definition of industrial action in English:

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industrial action

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noun

[mass noun] British
Action taken by employees of a company as a protest, especially striking or working to rule: a two-year pay deal to end six months of industrial action
More example sentences
  • The illegal industrial action was a protest against the growing trend of privatisation.
  • It is not clear what action the pilots might take, but industrial action has been ruled out.
  • The protest will consider further industrial action if the pay rise is not granted.

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